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Dragon 1/32 P-51D AVG Flying Tigers

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#1 CANicoll

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:53 AM

Always wondered what would have happened in the Pacific if the Mustang had shown up much earlier. What if the P-51D had been used by the American Volunteer Group and a new plane showed up in China for the group?  Going to use the Dragon 1/32 kit dressed in Flying Tigers colors, Chuck Older's aircraft, and in a departure from most of my builds, will be strictly OOB.

 

Just getting started on the cockpit detail.  Ohhh so different from the Tamiya kit!  The engine is the bare minimum I think is needed to get the prop and all installed since I'll keep the cowls buttoned up.

 

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Using the PE instrument panel as I just could not figure out how to use the clear plastic piece.  But FIFTEEN separate decals!!

 

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Painted the bottom a variation of the British Sky Blue.

 

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On the wing top I've put down the Earth Brown, currently showing some initial weathering (maybe a hastily applied paint job before the plane was dispatched to China?)

 

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Will be VERY interesting trying to fit the P-40 sharks mouth onto the P-51 tho.

 

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Hoping to finish this up before the end of August.


Edited by CANicoll, 20 July 2015 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:27 PM

Fantastic!   :thumbsup:


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

CANicoll...


ooh Another Mustang :wub:


FLAWLESS start as always. ... Mighty fine work. .

So you have till end of August to get this done.... I am salivating to see more.

KEEP IT UP. .

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 04:34 PM

Sorry guys, a lot of travel and a bit of illness has sidelined me for a while.  Back as soon as I can, see you in October. ;-)


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:05 PM

Ah, now THIS I can get behind!    Such a cool idea.......................

 

Id say you might even want to make the sharksmouth using paint masks.  It might be slightly easier than trying to conform the decal.  BUT if you have several decals to try, I cant see it hurting!



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:46 AM

So 'end of August' was a pipe dream!  Started traveling for business in Sept. and finally just now got two straight weeks at home.  Hoping to make more progress this month, maybe finish in January?  Don't give up on me!   Chris


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 11:15 AM

Great idea.  Looking forward to following along.

 

Sincerely,

Mark



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:02 PM

Sounds like a fun project. "What-Ifs" are often a lark as they let one's imaginations flow unimpeded by the necessity of reproducing the original exactly.

Go for it!

Stephen :piliot:


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

Hope you are feeling better CANicoll.

 

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

For some reason I went ahead and started another build thread on this.  Here is the link:  http://forum.largesc...showtopic=60264

 

Sorry guys!


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:16 PM

Yep I noticed your Mustang Flyer Tiger build..

 

that is A LOVELY build if I do say so..

 

You   ..You.. :fight:


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